and barack obama have attempted to draft behind the kennedy image in the kennedy legacy. >> host: that's great. i think we are out of time. thanks for talking. it's always fun to talk about the kennedys. >> guest: it's been my pleasure. thank you very much. next on booktv encore booknotes. the late peter jennings discussed his book "the century" co-authored by todd brewster. the book uses color photography and the stories of ordinary people to describe the past 100 years. this is about an hour. c-span: peter jennings, author of--or i should say co-author of "the century"... >> guest: emphasis on 'co.' c-span: ...with todd brewster. you--you ask us in the beginning to read this like a novel. why? >> guest: well, i suppose what we really want to do at the beginning is emphasize this is a journalist's history, this is a journalist's work, not an historian's work. todd and i like to say no historian in their right mind would take on 100 years in 600 pages, if the period at all. i think because we want you to pick it up and read it anywhere. i don't want you to think of it as encyclopedic.